Shimizu et al. Efficacy of deep rTMS for neuropathic pain in the lower limb: a randomized, double-blind crossover trial of an H-coil and figure-8 coil
A recent study performed in Japan compared the safety and efficacy of a Brainsway deep TMS H-coil, a standard figure-8 TMS coil and a sham coil (placebo) for the treatment of 18 patients suffering from neuropathic pain. All patients received all three types of treatment in a crossover design. It was found that only the deep TMS H-coil induced significant pain improvements, while the results of the figure-8 were not significantly different than the sham. The treatment was well tolerated and no serious adverse events were reported.Read More
Roth, Y., Zangen, A., & Hallett, M. (2002). Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, 19(4), 361-370.
This paper introduces, for the first time, the Brainsway® Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) H-coil. The paper illustrates the considerations relevant to the design of the coil and compares the H-coil to a standard coil using a model of the human head.Read More
Three-Dimensional Distribution of the Electric Field Induced in the Brain by Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Using Figure-8 and Deep H-Coils
Roth, Y., Amir, A., Levkovitz, Y., & Zangen, A. (2007). Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, 24(1), 31-38.
This study compares the penetration depths of two different Brainsway® Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) H-coils and a standard coil (Figure 8 coil). In the study, electrical fields of H-coils and of a Figure 8 coil were measured using a head model. This study demonstrates that the H-coil is able to reach significantly deeper brain areas than those reached by the figure-of-8 coil. Also, it was shown that the H-coils allow for stimulation of several brain regions at the same time.Read More
Roth, Y., Padberg, F., & Zangen, A. (2007). In “Transcranial Brain Stimulation for Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders” (Vol. 23).
This book chapter describes the biological and physical components that participate in the effects of Brainsway®'s Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) H-Coil for brain stimulation.Read More
Zangen, A., Roth, Y., Voller, B., & Hallett, M. (2005). Clinical neurophysiology, 116(4), 775-779
This study compares the penetration depths of the Brainsway® Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) H-coil to a standard coil (figure 8) in healthy individuals. The study tested the efficacy, and some issues related to safety, of the H-coil, on healthy volunteers.Read More
Levkovitz, Y., Roth, Y., Harel, E. V., Braw, Y., Sheer, A., & Zangen, A. (2007). Clinical Neurophysiology, 118(12), 2730-2744.
This study examined possible effects of different Brainsway® Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) H-coils and different stimulation parameters on healthy individuals. Several parameters relating to health, cognitive and emotional issues were checked .Results were also compared to a standard coil (figure 8) and to a sham coil. This study demonstrated that brain stimulation using the H-coil is feasible, safe and without adverse consequences.Read More
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation induces increases in extracellular levels of dopamine and glutamate in the nucleus accumbens.
Zangen, A., & Hyodo, K. (2002). Neuroreport, 13(18), 2401-2405.
Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation as a treatment for psychiatric disorders: A comprehensive review
Bersani, F. S., Minichino, A., Enticott, P. G., Mazzarini, L., Khan, N., Antonacci, G., & Biondi, M. (2013). European Psychiatry, 28(1), 30-39.
This paper reviews the work done so far using the Brainsway® Deep TMS (Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) H-coil, and demonstrates the biological and physical components that participate in the effects generated by Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation; both in general terms and for specific psychiatry disorders.Read More
Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation over the prefrontal cortex: Evaluation of antidepressant and cognitive effects in depressive patients
Levkovitz, Y., Harel, E. V., Roth, Y., Braw, Y., Most, D., Katz, L. N., & Zangen, A. (2009). Brain Stimulation, 2(4), 188-200.
This is the first clinical study using the Brainsway® Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) H-coil for deep brain stimulation. This large scale study examined the effect of H-coil on patients suffering from drug-resistant depression. The study found a significant improvement in HDRS scores in the cases of high-intensity stimulation.Read More
Rosenberg, O., Shoenfeld, N., Zangen, A., Kotler, M., & Dannon, P. N. (2010). Depression and anxiety, 27(5), 465-469.
This study examined the effect of the Brainsway® Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation H-coil as an add-on treatment for patients suffering from drug-resistant depression. The study comprised depression patients, and treated them with Brainsway Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation H1-coil, which was connected to a Magstim rapid 2 stimulator.Read More